Maurice Blanchot, – Novelist and critic Maurice Blanchot was born in Some of his works in translation include “Death Sentence” (), “The Gaze of. Writing about The Gaze of Orpheus, Geoffrey Hartman suggested that When we translated and well-chosen excerpts from Blanchot’s many influential books. , English, French, Book edition: The gaze of Orpheus, and other literary essays / by Maurice Blanchot ; pref. by Geoffrey Hartman ; translated by Lydia Davis.

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The gaze of Orpheus, and other literary essays

State Library of NSW. It does not yield to the eye’s perception in the dark, or to the mind’s construction in the light. Orpheus, however, wants more. Would you also like to submit a review for this item?

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Login to add to list. He is so fascinated with the idea of Orpheus, that he even wrote an experimental novel called Thomas the Obscure.

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The Gaze of Orpheus and Other Literary Essays

But this is inevitable. Saturday, March 17, Modernist vs genre fiction: Rykart rated it really liked it Jul 28, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Writing about The Gaze of Orpheus, Geoffrey Hartman suggested that When we come to write the history of criticism for the to period, it will be found that Blanchot, fo with Sartre, made French ‘discourse’ possible, both in its relentlessness and its acuity.

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I still enjoy reading what ropheus say, for its novelty, for the thought of you sitting there and preparing it, deciding what bits to leave in, where to make a little joke, who to quote, and so on. It was my first encounter with Blanchot. You may have already requested this item. The Gaze of Orpheus, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Callum rated it really liked it Oct 19, The gaze is the turn from the solidity of genre to the liquidity of freedom.

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Orpheus has gone down to Eurydice: This is the function of discourse, of song, of text. These 9 locations in All: Open to the public.

Reading him now, and in this form, I feel once more the excitement of discovering Blanchot in the s. Notify me of new comments via email. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This page was last edited on 12 Juneat None of your libraries hold this item.